Firecrackers, colourful rangoli & glowing lamps set to light up sky as Odisha celebrates Diwali
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Bhubaneswar, Nov. 12 -- The festival of lights, Diwali is being celebrated with pomp, gaiety, and traditional fervour across Odisha on Sunday. It's that time of the year when streets and houses are decorated with shining diyas, twinkling fairy lights, glowing lamps, and colourful rangoli while firecrackers light up the night sky.
As per the Hindu calendar, Diwali or Deepawali falls on the 15th day of the month of Kartik. People in the state pay tributes to their ancestors on Diwali and the popular ritual is known as 'Paya Shradha'. As 'Amabasya Tithi' is continuing for two days starting today this year, people are in confusion when to offer 'Paya Shradha' to the ancestors.
However, as per cultural experts, 'Paya Shradha' could be offere...
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